Species Details

Carex scoparia var. scoparia

pointed broom sedge

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Scientific Name:
Carex scoparia Willd. var. scoparia
Common Name:
pointed broom sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP03C91
USDA Plants Symbol: CASCS
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2A to 2B.2 on 2021-04-28
changed from 2B.2 to 2A on 2015-09-15
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2023-07-07
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Sep
1205 - 1280 meters
3955 - 4200 feet
General Habitats:
  • Marshes and swamps (freshwater)
Microhabitat Details:
Rediscovered in 2016 by J. Belsher-Howe. SHA Co. specimen was determined to be C. longii. See Species Plantarum, Editio quarta 4(1):230-231 (1805) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 2
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 2
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presumed Extant 2
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alabama (AL), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Plumas (PLU)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Meadow Valley (3912181), Quincy (3912088)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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